[GRASS5] db.connect and auto-creation of dbf/ directory

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Thu Apr 21 09:27:20 EDT 2005


when using db.connect to define in a new mapset the DB connection,
I face following non-feature:

db.connect driver=dbf database='$GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/$MAPSET/dbf/'
db.connect -p

So far so nice. But:

g.copy vect=ammprv,pat_ammprv
COPY [ammprv at PERMANENT] to current mapset as [pat_ammprv]
DBMI-DBF driver error:
Cannot open dbf database: /ssi0/ssi/neteler/grassdata/pat/export/dbf/

WARNING: Cannot open database '/ssi0/ssi/neteler/grassdata/pat/export/dbf/'
no database is open
WARNING: Cannot copy table
WARNING: Cannot copy ammprv at PERMANENT to current mapset as pat_ammprv

Yes, I know, that the user has to create this directory first. But
this could also be done by the program.

So, where to apply a code modification:
- db.connect - when using dbf driver?
- g.copy/g.rename - when using dbf driver ?


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